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Newsletter 18 December 2019

🎁🎄 SLEVEN XMAS EXTRAVAGANZA Edition 🎄🎁
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Sleven would like to thank everyone who attended our XMAS EXTRAVAGANZA! We had a fantastic time and hope your heads weren't too sore on Sunday morning. The day started with our world famous "12 Days of Christmas" WOD before heading over to the Blues Kitchen in Shoreditch for a delicious lunch and later the Queen's Head for shenanigans and merriment!

This is our last newsletter of 2019. We'll be back on Wednesday 8th of January with plenty of content for you in 2020. From the whole Sleven team, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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Awards

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Member of the Year
Karl Larson

Most Coachable
Ali Bunce & Renae Orr

Most Improved
Neil Lambert

Highest Attendance
Bob

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Best Bromance
Abdoul & Jan

Cutest Couple
Karlijn & Andrea

Longest Warm-Up Routine
Chris Viggars

Loudest Wailer
Lisa

Best Dressed
Kristin

Worst Dressed
Rufus

CrossFit Wanker
Fernando

Cherry Picker of the Year
Benji

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We're excited to introduce MetCon Burn, our new 45 minute fat torching, heart exploding class to the schedule. The class will start on Monday, 6th of January at 12:00 and will run weekdays allowing you to pop out and get back to your desk before your boss even notices!

We are also adding the below flexible and great value MetCon Membership options:
Single class £10
Three class pack £25
13 class pack (3 free classes!) £100
Do you have a friend or loved one who is interested in CrossFit but has never taken the plunge? MetCon is a fantastic way to get them involved without the more technical aspects of CrossFit to get in the way of their 2020 goals. You can bring a friend along to any MetCon class completely free! All you have to do is email us beforehand.

January is around the corner and it's the perfect way to pique their interest!
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SLEVEN XMAS Schedule

Sleven is running a reduced schedule during the Christmas period. The full schedule is up on Wodify so make sure you check and book in before coming down to the box!
 

Monday 23 December - Reduced Schedule
Christmas Eve - Morning Class
Christmas Day - Closed
Boxing Day - Boxing Day Special
Friday 27 December - Morning Class
Weekend 28/29 December - Reduced Schedule
Monday 30 December - Reduced Schedule
New Year's Eve - Lunchtime Class
New Year's Day - Closed
Thursday 2 January - Reduced Schedule
Friday 3 January - Reduced Schedule

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One for Sleven's ladies! If you enjoyed the SLEVEN STRENGTH SPECIAL with Sarah, you'll have another opportunity to benefit from her coaching at the Strong Girls Club on Sunday 12 January.  This is an afternoon of lifting and learning at Sleven with a group of other strong girls. You'll get getting coaching from Sarah on your lifts, technique and training.

Sarah will be joined by Linn Mayhew. Both Sarah and Linn compete internationally at Masters level, and have competed at English National level. Linn is a BWL 1 Coach who has medalled at several international competitions, Sarah is a BWL 2 Coach and Technical Official. Both have a wealth of experience of coaching all levels of weighlifter.

On the day, you'll spend three hours learning and practising some specific exercises for the Snatch and Clean & Jerk, as well as covering some of the theory behind the lifts. You'll then receive specific, individual coaching on your own lifts from Sarah and Linn, in a relaxed and supportive environment. 

The workshop will cover some common problems with both lifts, and how to solve those using specific drills. You'll also get to practise exercises to help with anything that’s holding you back in your lifting, so you’ll have your own exercises and drills to take away and work on after the workshop.

The workshop is suitable for all levels, whether you are a CrossFitter, a weightlifter or simply curious to give weighlifting a go. This event is open to the public so if you have a friend who you think would like to join you, send them a link to get booking.

We love that there are so many strong girls getting into lifting, and we’re excited about holding the Strong Girls Club at Sleven!

Book Now
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If you'd like to work on your weightlifting, Sarah and Richard are available for personal training at Sleven. You can book on an individual basis, or you can get together with a group of friends and book a small group session! If you're keen but don't know anyone who would like to do it with you, write a post on the Sleven CrossFit Facebook Group and we'll try to hook you up!

1-to-1
Single session - £80
5 pack -  £325
10 pack -  £600


Small Group (maximum of 4)
Single session -  £120
5 pack -  £510
10 pack -  £900
Email Sarah

SLEVEN Calendar

12 January: Strong Girls Club
18 January: pH Nutrition Seminar
February: pH Nutrition Challenge
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